As with nearly every position on the roster, the New York Giants could use more talent along the defensive line. Leonard Williams and Dexter Lawrence is a nice start, but they are not enough.
Let’s preview the position as we prep for the 2022 NFL Draft.
The current depth chart
Starters: Leonard Williams, Dexter Lawrence, ???
Reserves: Raymond Johnson III, David Moa, Justin Ellis
2022 draft class
Round 1 possibilities
Jordan Davis, Georgia [Prospect profile]
Devonte Wyatt, Georgia [Prospect profile]
I doubt either Davis or Wyatt would be in play for the Giants in the top 10. Perhaps in a trade-down scenario, though the Giants likely have priorities at positions of higher value.
Day 2 (Round 2-3) possibilities
Logan Hall, Houston [Prospect profile]
Travis Jones, UConn
DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M [Prospect profile]
Perrion Winfrey, Oklahoma [Prospect profile]
Phidarian Mathis, Alabama [Prospect profile]
There are several intriguing players here. Hall is a versatile, athletic player who can be used outside on early downs and inside as a pass rusher. Jones and Mathis nose tackle types who could help free Dexter Lawrence to play more as a 3-4 defensive end.
Day 3 (Round 4-6) possibilities
Zachary Carter, Florida [Prospect profile]
Matthew Butler, Tennessee [Prospect profile]
John Ridgeway, Arkansas [Prospect profile]
Thomas Booker, Stanford
Haskell Garrett, Ohio State
Neil Farrell, LSU
Otito Ogbonnia, UCLA [Prospect profile]
Eyiome Uwazurike, Iowa State
Christopher Hinton, Michigan
Eric Johnson, Missouri State
Kalia Davis, UCF
Jayden Peevy, Texas A&M